East Chicago-born DJ Drip balances business studies at Columbia College with a rapidly growing music career.
The U. of C. Folk Festival celebrates 60 years on Valentine’s weekend, Polo G headlines a stacked Metro benefit before the NBA All-Star Game, and more.
Here’s where to see who voted for what and how the points got divvied up.
The Reader polled dozens of critics to arrive at an absolutely indisputable ranked list of several hundred records that will definitely not start any arguments.
With this summer’s Eat My Pussy, Chicago rapper Queen Key proves herself a star in the making, ready to carve out a larger role for women in the city’s hip-hop scene.
At the end of 2014, Calumet rapper-singer Tink positioned herself as Chicago’s next big thing after dropping her high-water-mark Winters Diary 2 mixtape and inking a deal with Timbaland’s Epic imprint, Mosley Music Group, Hell, and XXL magazine cemented that reputation when it listed her among its 2015 “freshman class” of rising stars, which also […]
The crowds at Adrianna’s wouldn’t rock for just anybody, but as a Calumet City teenager Tink won them over with a mix of drill rap and R&B.
Local singer-rapper Tink drops a cover version of the hot single “Ooouuu” to help push her new mixtape, Winter’s Diary 4.
Dr. Dre’s unexpected new album Compton: A Soundtrack is the latest in a string of hip-hop releases that spread the listening public out among a growing number of streaming services.
Wiley is one of seven Chicagoans up for the coveted final spot on XXL‘s forthcoming eighth annual “Freshman class” issue.
The new year’s already looking good for local music.
Six Reader music writers share their favorites from 2014 with year-end lists that do more than just put the same records in a different order.
The thread connecting grief, Facebook, and end-of-the-year lists
Tink’s new single, produced by Timbaland, rallies against racial profiling and police brutality.
This 18-year-old vocalist could turn out to be Chicago’s answer to Nicki Minaj.